Last month, Yale University elected their first Black student government president. As a sophomore, Kahlil Greene was selected among his peers to serve as the student body president for the 2019 - 2020 academic year. The rising junior is an Economics major and also a part of the Yale Black Men's Union, serving as an executive board member.
Of the accomplish, Greene shared with Fox 5 DC, “I wanted to amplify the voices of the underserved communities on campus, especially students of color. I think its important to acknowledge everyone that came before me, so Edward Bouchet who was one the first black students to graduate from Yale all the way up to the students of color on campus today that inspire me.” 145 years ago, the school graduated their first Black student, so this accomplishment for Greene and the university was WELL overdue.
Last year, the school was in the news for racial profiling, but Kahlil sees his election as the first Black student to be president as a step in the right direction.
His campaign website states that he plans to enact a policy plan focusing on 4 things: “the facilitation of meaningful interactions between Yale and New Haven; the fostering of a safer, healthier and more equitable campus culture; the enhancement of the quality of the University’s academics and facilities; and the improvement of the YCC’s capacity to cater to student demands.”
We at Watch My Black TV want to send a huge congratulations to Kahlil and we cannot wait to see the good work he is able to do in office.